Thursday, April 28, 2016

Latest on development in the Ag Reserve and what's all that about a former Lake Worth elected and the "Forced to Farm" PAC?

Here is the article from Post reporter Wayne Washington and an excerpt:

     "The Palm Beach County Commission gave final approval to comprehensive plan changes that could spur more residential and commercial development in the Agricultural Reserve, a 22,000-acre farming and conservation zone west of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.
     Commissioners voted Wednesday on two changes, one that makes it easier for small landowners in the reserve to sell developers the development rights attached to their property. The other change grants three specific property owners — Delray Growers, Steve and Rose Homrich, and Jim Alderman — the right to have commercial development on their property."

If you didn't know, former Lake Worth Commissioner Suzanne Mulvehill, the champion of resiliency, sustainability, anti-development, etc., while a commissioner here later became Chair of the Forced to Farm PAC that was organized to loosen regulations on land development in the Ag Reserve. Try to wrap your head around that one.
Image by the inimitable Tom McGow from May, 2010.
By the way, here is the Forced to Farm website. When you go through the site you learn there are many misconceptions about the Ag Reserve, like this one:
You might remember that Mulvehill, when she was running for elected office in Lake Worth, campaigned along with Cara Jennings. Can you say, "awkward"?
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